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Some studies have showed that fibro patients are deficient in Serotonin and Norepinephrine, and Substance P. These neurotransmission regulators affect the functioning of our heart, lungs and other vital organs and exacerbate the symptoms of fibro. Many of us seem to have been born with a predisposition to develop fibro, which lies latent until some trauma or stressful situation triggers the symptoms and they emerge full-blown.
This is partly inaccurate. There is in fact a SURPLUS of Substance P found in the spinal fluid of FMS patients. This is what causes the hypersensitivity to pain. There is a lower amount of Serotonin and the amino acid Tryptophan which helps regulate our perception of pain.